22:05 - MetalDoomMaster I'm hoping the new Voices record will not dissapoint
21:45 - !J.O.O.E.! Disappointments for me would be Coffinworm and Lord Mantis, and Blut aus Nord haven't attained masterpiece level release for a while now and their releases haven't been very visit worthy so I guess they count too.
21:44 - Apothecary I liked the sound of the preview, it sounded like Monoliths + Scott Walker, when the actual album got going, his typical poetic nonsensical rambling took over and just ruined it
21:41 - !J.O.O.E.! After the preview song there was precisely zero expectations so I can't say I was that disappointed.
21:37 - Fearmeister Mine was probably the new Sargeist :/
21:32 - Apothecary God, this Sunn O))) / Scott Walker collab is the biggest disappointment of the year :(
21:27 - !J.O.O.E.! It only happened to me twice so you might be lucky xD
Avantgarde outfit Ephel Duath has premiered online a lyric video and a new song called "Shaped By Darkness". This song will close their new album Hemmed By Light, Shaped By Darkness, set to drop on November 19th in Europe and 26th in North America. While you wait, listen to the new song here.
Ephel Duath are releasing a new album to follow Through My Dog's Eyes. After their EP On Death And Cosmos last year, they return with Hemmed By Light, Shaped By Darkness. The album cover artwork was created by artists Dehn Sora and Aeron Alfrey and you can feast your eyes on it below. Agonia Records will release the upcoming output on November 19th in Europe and 26th in North America. You can also watch the album's trailer to get in the mood for the new album.
News coming from the Ephel Duath camp confirm that the band is currently working on a new album and follow-up to Through My Dog's Eyes released back in 2009. The new album has been tentatively penned for a spring 2013 release.
On Death And Cosmos, the soon to be released new EP from Italian avantgarde metallers Ephel Duath is currently streaming online in its entirety. Head over to this location to listen to it. The three-song EP comes out via Agonia Records on June 21st in Europe and on August 14th in North America. All the details about this release were previously reported here.
Italian metallers Ephel Duath are working on their new EP, due in summer 2012 via their recently-signed deal with Agonia Records.
In a video filmed at Sharkbyte Studios (Machine Head, Exodus, High On Fire) in Oakland, California, drummer Marco Minnemann plays an extract from the song "Stardust Rain" and bass legend Steve DiGiorgio (Death, Testament, Sadus, Obscura) plays the intro of the song "Black Prism".
Erik Rutan will mix the EP at his Mana Recording Studio (Cannibal Corpse, Hate Eternal) in San Petersburg, Florida. Alan Douches will master the material at West West Side Music (Death, Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Clutch) in New York.
Formerly Italian, currently US based band Ephel Duath, known as a modern mixture of avant-garde metal and progressive rock with jazz-fusion and hardcore punk elements, has inked a worldwide deal with Agonia Records for the release of an EP and two full-length albums.
Under the leading role of talented guitarist and songwriter Davide Tiso, the machine of Ephel Duath is ready to send out a new musical impulse, with the artistic contribution of a new line-up of well-known special session musicians, soon to be announced.
Italian avant-garde metallers Ephel Duath have announced a new vocalist for the band, Guillermo Gonzales.
Ephel Duath guitarist and founding member Davide Tiso comments: "Guillermo has been close to Ephel Duath for some time - he almost joined the band before in 2003! He was going to take the place of the clean vocalist Davide Tolomei who left Ephel Duath after "The Painters Palette". Then we realized that Guillermo's aggressive vocal approach was going to clash with Lucio and we all agreed to abandon the idea. In any case, from that moment on Guillermo started to be very active with Ephel Duath, helping me with lyrics and the development of the concepts so far. The whole idea behind the songs "Vector" and "Vector Third Movement" from "Pain Necessary To Know" come from a conversation we had together. More recently, he was the person that pushed me to write the short stories I did for "Through My Dog's Eyes".
Italian metallers Ephel Duath have updated their myspace page with news regarding their upcoming album. The band has just completed recording their album entitled "Through My Dog's Eyes," which took place in Rome at Outer Sound Studio with producer Giuseppe Orlando (Novembre, Klimt 1918).
Giuseppe Orlando states:
"Ephel Duath's new work is fkin awesome.... it's the best example for intense, precise and focused songwriting. A very power and forceful statement of the band. I'm very happy and proud to being part of this album!".
The album will be mastered by Mika Jussila (HIM, Nightwish) at Finnvox Studios, Finland.
Italian metallers Ephel Duath have issued the following update:
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Ephel Duath will enter Outer Sound Studios in Rome on July 14 to complete their new effort, "Through My Dog's Eyes". The drums have already been recorded by Marco Minnemann at Home-Base Seacoast Studio in Imperial Beach, California. While the producer is Giuseppe Orlando (Novembre, Klimt 1918), the mastering will be done in Finnish Finnvox Studios (HIM, Nightwish). Seldon Hunt (Neurosis, Isis, Sunn O)))) will take care of the artwork. "Through My Dog's Eyes" will be released in the fall on Earache Records."
"Italian experimental jazz metallers Ephel Duath have begun work on a new album due to be released in 2008. The album, entitled "Through My Dog's Eyes" is set to be a concept album in which a dog depicts his vision of various aspects of life, from casual things like nightmares or walks to deeper issues such as accepting death and the rules of nature that are unavoidable. The band are currently gathered together, writing and arranging the songs, and guitarist Davide had this to say about the album:
'The preproduction is very promising, and we'll abuse it to grasp and magnify the potential of each track: we are sure that the album will not only please the fans but that it will also bring us new ones'.
Italian progressive avantgarde black metallers Ephel Duath have scheduled more European live dates in January.
The band's itinerary is as follows:
4 at Lyon's Hall in Lyon, France
5 at Le Korigan in Marseille (Luynes), France
6 at Le Volume in Nice, France
11 at 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands
12 at Eurosonic Festival, Minerva Stage in Groningen, Netherlands
19 at Le Romandie in Lausanne, Switzerland
20 at Chraemerhuus in Langenthal, Switzerland
Eccentric jazz-metallers Ephel Duath will be taking to the road in September and October to confound audiences with their self-styled "intentional discomfort." The band will be playing a series of headlining shows in Europe, including a full tour of the U.K., in support of their most recent album, "Pain Necessary to Know". Tourdates are the following:
Sep. 14 - CH Geneve - Piment Rouge
Sep. 15 - CH Düdingen - Bad Bonn
Sep. 16 - FR Colmar - Festival Jazz Off
Sep. 28 - NL Nijmegen - Doornroosje
Sep. 30 - NL Baarlo - ProgPower Europe 2006 festival @ JC Sjiwa
Oct. 01 - NL Baroeg - Baroeg
Oct. 13 - DE Halle/Saale - Rockpool
Oct. 15 - UK Manchester - Jilly's Rockworld Damnation Festival
Italian experimentalists EPHEL DUATH are currently collaborating with Eraldo Bernocchi to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of his groundbreaking group SIGILLUM ES. The album will also feature contributions from longtime Bernocchi co-conspirators Bill Laswell, Toshinori Kondo, Raiz, Zu, Xabier Iriondo, Thomas Fehlmann (THE ORB), Crisis and many others.
In other news, EPHEL DUATH has announced that Bernocchi will produce its next album. Guitar player, producer and electronic musician with more than 20 years of musical experience and 75 full-length albums under his belt, spanning many different audio and visual projects, Bernocchi has also scored various soundtracks, including "Nirvana" and "Denti" by the Oscar winner Gabriele Salvatores. The pre-production of the new EPHEL DUATH CD will begin later in the summer.